Thanksgiving Meal Planning 2020

Since we’re all celebrating the holidays differently this year, the only “for sure” Thanksgiving plans I have is that I’m going to cook. And plan a menu. For who? My husband. And maybe if my siblings drop by, they’re obviously welcome too. Here is the menu I’m preparing this year. Thanksgiving Sides Stuffing Muffins from…

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Best Bean Dip

I like September for many reasons. First off, it is my birthday month. Second, it marks the start of fall. This time last year we went on a river rafting trip. One of the meals served was this 12-layer bean dip cooked in a big cast iron skillet. In remembrance of the trip, we decided…

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Julienne’s Turkey Meatballs

Last night I improvised on turkey meatballs and they came out amazing! This is a new go-to recipe for me. Don’t you love it when that happens? Ingredients 1/2 cup of bread crumbs half a small onion, finely minced 2 bunches of green onions, chopped (chives, basil, or cilantro work too, just pick based on…

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Making Hoedeopbap at Home

In an effort to eat healthier, the latest project the hubs and I are doing is cooking our way through a comic book of Korean recipes by graphic artist Robin Ha. So far we’ve successfully done dubu buchim, panfried tofu in soy sesame sauce and jangjorim, beef braised in soy sauce with eggs. Most recently…

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My September 2020 DineLA Restaurant List (takeout edition)

Now that we’ve been living with Covid for more of the year than not, I’ve got my takeout game down pretty well now, just in time for the next round of DineLA. (I used to almost never get takeout pre-Covid. I’m more of a cook at home or dine-in type). I’ve narrowed down my top…

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